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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 17, 2010 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Yom Kippur

A happy Yom Kippur to our Jewish friends .


On a side note , is that the proper salutation for Yom Kippur , happy ?

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Sep 17, 2010 11:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Yom Kippur

Or whatever the appropriate salutation is...this new catholic uses 'Happy Yom Kippur' FWIW.

It's also my parents' 50th wedding anniversary - the almost 49 years I have been witness to have been a blessing for me and Mrs. Mando.

My sisters and I were trying to figure out what to do to celebrate their special day....Mom and Dad made the decision for us by saying "The heck with the kids, let's go to Spain."

And so they did....

And for those of you who can't tell, I am not tolerating my sinus infection meds too well right now so I am sitting here at the keyboard twitching and typing.........

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Sep 17, 2010 11:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Yom Kippur

THANKS, at least the thought was there. But it is a solem
holiday not a joyous one.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Sep 17, 2010 11:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Yom Kippur

I did not know that LW. Indulge me, solemn as in reflective of what was or solemn as in guarded optimism for what is coming?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Sep 17, 2010 11:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is one of the holiest days of the year for the Jewish people. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jewish practitioners traditionally observe this holy day with a 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services. Yom Kippur completes the annual period known in Judaism as the High Holy Days (or sometimes "the Days of Awe").

Yom Kippur is the tenth day of the month of Tishrei. According to Jewish tradition, God inscribes each person's fate for the coming year into a book, the Book of Life, on Rosh Hashanah, and waits until Yom Kippur to "seal" the verdict. During the Days of Awe, a Jew tries to amend his or her behavior and seek forgiveness for wrongs done against God (bein adam leMakom) and against other human beings (bein adam lechavero). The evening and day of Yom Kippur are set aside for public and private petitions and confessions of guilt (Vidui). At the end of Yom Kippur, one considers one's self absolved by God.

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Sep 17, 2010 11:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Yom Kippur

I believe it's the period of reflection specifically focusing on the privous years sins. The only anology I can come up w/ would be a confessionel for the masses.The truely happy holiday was last week w/ Rosh Hashanah
the new years celebration. Why a happy ocassion then a real
downer I have no idea. That my friend was set up thousands
of years ago by so called scholars.